Social security benefits: Appeals

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people won an appeal against the withdrawal of their (a) disability living allowance and (b) personal independence payment at a tribunal in 2017.

Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2018 to Question 130495 on Disability Living Allowance: Appeals, for what reason data on the number of people who win an appeal against the withdrawal of their disability living allowance is not centrally held.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Information on how many people won an appeal against the withdrawal of their (a) disability living allowance and (b) personal independence payment at a tribunal in 2017 is not held centrally.

HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) collects data on various types of issue that may be disputed in an appeal before the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) (SSCS). These include entitlement to, or rate of payment of, a particular benefit. However, the issue specified in Question 130495 (and 132503) - “withdrawal” of disability living allowance or personal independence payment - is not included in the list of categories recorded. HMCTS does not, therefore, hold the information requested.

Information about the volumes and outcomes of appeals to the SSCS tribunal is published at: www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics.

The latest statistics, for the period October to December 2017, published on 8 March, can be viewed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-october-to-december-2017.

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